Council Annual Plan and Budget 2017-18

Use this page to find out about the  2017-18 Brisbane City Council budget. Download the:


Watch the video below for a summary of the 2017-18 budget. 

Alternatively, you can watch this video on Council's YouTube channel.

The key areas of the $3 billion budget include:

$1 billion for building smoother streets and continuing to tackle congestion:

  • $90 million on continued investment into road resurfacing
  • $25.1 million on the Progress Road stage 4 upgrade
  • $18.8 million on suburban intersection improvements
  • $11.7 million on the Wolston Creek Bridge upgrade
  • $10.1 million on integrated parking management
  • $5.9 million for congestion-busting projects.

$441 million for building our local economy while creating new and innovative jobs:

  • $6.3 million for attracting tourism and major events
  • $1.5 million for the Business Hotline
  • $1.1 million on smart city initiatives
  • $386,000 for open data
  • $249,000 to continue expanding free Wi-Fi to the suburbs
  • $229,000 for safer business precincts.

$583 million to keep Brisbane clean, green and sustainable:

  • $131.2 million for waste management and collection
  • $129.4 million on our urban parks network
  • $94 million for drainage maintenance and enhancement
  • $15.3 million on recycling initiatives
  • $5.9 million to continue on delivering a 100% carbon neutral city
  • $323,000 for the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.

$307 million to create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities:

  • $69 million investment for our modern, well-resourced libraries
  • $22.1 million to supporting festivals, markets and events
  • $17.6 million on aquatic centres, including Langlands and Musgrave Park Pools
  • $9.9 million on the Mt Coot-tha leisure and adventure precinct
  • $4.7 million on community facilities maintenance and enhancement
  • $4 million investment in river-based leisure and tourism infrastructure.

$655 million for delivering Australia's most modern public and active transport:

  • $123.9 million to subsidise public transport
  • $49.7 million on the Brisbane Metro
  • $28.3 million on the Better Bikeways 4 Brisbane program
  • $18.3 million on Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant bus stops and ferry terminals
  • $1.5 million on the design and procurement of a new CityCat
  • $1.3 million in response to Council's bus safety review.

Lord Mayor's 2017-18 Budget Speech

Download the Lord Mayor's Budget Speech 2017-18 (Word - 75kb).

Annual Plan and Budget documents

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Sections of the Budget documents

Schedule of Fees and Charges

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Investment and Debt Policies

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Previous budget 2016-17

Find information in the previous budget.

Last updated: 2 September 2019

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